Name: Ashley Mote
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Light in Dark Places is a collection of more than 60 challenging articles and essays about the dramatically changing face of Britain and the EU, written over the last ten years.
A Mote in Brussels' EyeA Mote in Brussels’ Eye is based the uncompromising diary Ashley Mote kept during his time in the European Parliament between 2004 and 2009. It is controversial, provocative, and will have more than a few people anxious about his account of events both before and after his election.
A Mote in Brussels’ Eye is a part-work, with chapters being added every month or so. The first chapter is available now. Entitled ‘How It All Started – And Immediately Went Wrong’, this first chapter deals with events up to and through the elections to the European Parliament in June 2004.
The second chapter, will cover the accusations of benefit fraud against him, the rumpus over his court case, and serious ructions in Brussels. It is entitled ‘Trouble From All Directions’.
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Journalist turned businessman turned author. Now a regular columnist, broadcaster and political campaigner. Special interest in British constitutional history.
In 1972 he started his own international marketing business, helping major industrial companies to increase their export business. At one time the company had offices in Houston and Atlanta, USA, Geneva and London. The Tory government’s foolhardy attempt to shadow the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) in the late 1980s and early 1990s ultimately forced interest rates to 15% and destroyed Ashley Mote’s business, along with over 100,000 others.
Having had such bitter first-hand experience of the damage the ERM could do, he started researching the European Union. This led to his book Vigilance – A Defence of British Liberty. Vigilance is one of the fastest-selling books about the EU ever published. His second political book, OverCrowded Britain is about the UK’s immigration crisis, and was published in 2003.
Recently Ashley Mote has written two pamphlets, thousands of which have been circulated all over the world. J’Accuse…! was published in 2007, and We Want Our Country Back at the end of 2008.
In 2000, Ashley Mote drafted a Petition to Her Majesty under Article 61 of Magna Carta, which was later signed by 28 peers and taken to Buckingham Palace by the Duke of Rutland and others. The petition asked Her Majesty not to grant the Royal Assent to the Bill to ratify the EU’s Treaty of Nice – an appeal which reports suggest came close to success.
He joined the UK Independence Party just before the 2001 general election as the only political home for people wanting Britain to leave the EU altogether. At the 2004 European parliamentary elections he won the second seat for UKIP in the south-east of England. He left the party after he was threatened with a prosecution, the consequences of which are still on-going five years later, with an appeal pending.
From 2004 to 2009 he sat as an independent member of the European Parliament, free to fight for the early withdrawal of the UK from the European Union and the restoration of government of the British by the British for the British.
Once in Brussels, Ashley Mote described his experiences thus: “When you are on the field of battle, you use every weapon at your disposal. Turning my back on the EU like many of my former colleagues in UKIP would not defeat it. I found myself a fifth-columnist within the city walls. But unlike most fifth-columnists, my foes knew I was there – a quite extraordinary situation, like much else in the EU.
“Being a member at least gave me access to information, and to people. I now had the ability to take the concerns of ordinary people into boardrooms and ministerial offices as never before, and have them taken seriously.
“I also had access to funds which could be used to help fight for the restoration of British sovereignty. The EU does not create wealth. It takes it from taxpayers all over the member states. It is a financial leech on the body politic. Bringing it back to the UK to finance our fight was the best possible use of British taxpayers’ money.
“It also helped finance a research team in Brussels and the UK who were able to dig into the detail of EU regulations, directives and future plans. We had access to information and officials, and the power to call the Commission to account.
“I was one of the few people ever to seek elected political office with the sole intention of putting myself out of a job. I was a turkey voting for Christmas. Sadly, the battle has not yet been won, and others have now taken my place. But win we will.”
Married with two adult children, Ashley Mote is the author of several other books, including The Glory Days of Cricket, which won the Cricket Society Literary Award in 1997.
He is a member of the Hambledon Club and a Freeman of the City of London. His other interests include music, the theatre, good company and rugby.